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Oct 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of a classic old boys' network to become the chief of breast surgery at columbia hospital in new york city, one of the biggest hospitals in the country and one of the best. c-span: how many women did you think about writing about? >> guest: i interviewed dozens of women around the country. i had the luxury of time to write this book. as i said, i took a leave of absence, and initially, i thought i was going to cover the whole spectrum of women's lives: demographic, geographic, age, socioeconomic. and what i quickly discovered was, in fact, that that wasn't going to work. that was too many women, and to travel deep, you couldn't travel broad, and so it quickly narrowed to about a dozen women and then, after about a year, narrowed to seven, then five, and at the very end, my last draft, narrowed it down to three women primarily because they were women who were really committed to telling the truth. they were very honest, but also, because they would let me use their real names and the other women really didn't want their names to be used. and i recognized at the end of my book that one of the rea
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